Health & Fitness

  • Most Common Summer ER Visits

    ER Summer Visit The summer months are a great time to enjoy time with your family and relax. However, emergency room visits spike during the summer months for various reasons. From more constant outdoor chores, to daylight savings extending the hours kids can go outside and play, the warm weather brings more chances of accidents and injuries. As…
  • Summer Safety Tips

    summer safety tips Keep your family safe this summer with simple summer safety tips advised by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Fireworks Safety Know and obey all laws regarding fireworks. Always report any illegal use of fireworks. Children should never use fireworks without adult supervision. Read instructions to make sure fireworks are age appropriate. Even “safe” fireworks…
  • Yoga Poses for Beginners

    NEC_MayBlog_Updates_Thumb So, you want so start yoga. We’re ready to help you get started with some beginner yoga poses. Yoga will help you build your strength and confidence. Grab a mat and combine these moves for the perfect beginner yoga session. Mountain Pose For this pose stand tall with your feet together. Make sure your shoulders…
  • How to Track Your Workout Results

    NEC_April2017Blogs_Design_wk4-thumb1 Many people find that selecting a workout program is easy, however, it’s the staying on target part that often causes them to be unsuccessful at attaining a weight loss goal. A large part of it comes down to workout results. Either they don’t see results quick enough or they’re improperly measuring their progress. Here are…
  • 6 Water Workouts

    NEC_April2017Blogs_Design_gg-wk1-Thumb-3 Who says the best workouts happen on land? You can tone and build your muscles through water workouts. From your legs, to your core, you can get your heart rate up, and burn some calories doing these simple underwater exercies. Remember to do these exercises on the shallow end of the pool in about 4…
  • National Youth Sports Safety Month

    NEC_April2017Blogs_Design_gg-wk1-Thumb National Youth Sports Safety Month was created by the American Orthopaedic Society to address the growing concern of youth sports injuries. Their common goal is to raise awareness and stop sports injuries through their outreach program. Many children have very active athletic careers and knowing how to play safe and be smart can only improve…
  • 5 fun outdoor workouts

    1- Outdoor cardio routine Try this outdoor cardio routine at the park. Do each exercise continuously as a circuit, and then repeat at least four times.   10 push ups You can do these kneeling or full whichever you are more comfortable with. 20 crunches 30 second plank 10 squats When squatting make sure you…
  • Helpful Tips for Allergy Season

    allergy-season-200x200 Spring is always a brutal season for people with allergies, with 67 million Americans suffering each year. There are many acts of nature to blame for the rude awakening of pollen in your airways, but there are lots of ways to prevent nature from ruining a good season! 1- Don’t Bring the Outside Inside Pollen…
  • Poison Prevention Tips

    medicine poison This week is National Poison Prevention Week. Created by the American Association of Poison Control Centers, this week raises awareness and promotes numerous types of poison prevention. Learn prevention tips that can help save a loved one's life. Food Poisoning Food poisoning, or foodborne illness, is caused by ingesting food that is contaminated. The most…
  • Adjusting to Daylight Saving Time

    daylight-saving-200x200 During daylight saving time in the spring, people in most parts of the United States move their clocks forward an hour. This means one more extra hour of daylight in the morning. Many families embrace daylight saving time as it means extra time for the kids to play. However, when we “spring forward” it can…
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